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Marie Amachoukeli - Àma Gloria


Interview: Marie Amachoukeli – Àma Gloria

Interview: Marie Amachoukeli – Àma Gloria

Dialling into a unique relationship dynamic that isn’t portrayed in cinema, Marie Amachoukeli, who won the Camera d’Or award at the 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival for Party Girl (co-directed and written with Claire Burger and Samuel Theis) moved into her solo directorial outing with a story that was always there… Titled Àma Gloria and receiving its world premiere in the Critics’ Week section in Cannes in 2023, it made its Sundance debut as one of four Spotlight section films this past January — and introduced audiences to the diminutive but towering performance from Cléo – a little six-year old child dealing with her own interpersonal issues and heartbreak. I got to speak to the filmmaker in Park City and learned about the realities of working on days with limited shooting, how two non actresses worked together as a team, the choice to sport a pair of glassed for the film’s star and we got into her curiosity with animation (which might be the filmmaker’s next project).

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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